A few weeks ago the ‘news’ that Andrea Rossi’s call for a 10,000 eCat pre-order list had actually reached 50,000 was greeted with mixed reactions. Some tried to estimate the interest in the subject by studying site stats (such as those from eCatNews.com) feeling certain that active curiousity in AR’s claims were too low to warrant the 50K claim. Now, a blink of the eye later we have a post on the inventor’s blog telling us that the list is approaching 100,000.
If such a figure was claimed to consist of individuals expressing interest in one unit, I would tend to agree with the doubtful critics. However, there is no way to tell the fine grain structure of the list although trawling through previous posts we often see ‘orders’ for multiple units such as this one for two, this for 10 and this for 5 initial and up to 1,000. For all we know, there are many individuals gearing themselves up for a just-in-case condition. If the case is proved an order for (say) a hundred or a thousand eCats could look like a shrewd business move and if it all falls to pieces then nothing is lost.
One thing we can be certain – there are many people with the resources and motivation to do such a thing following this adventure so, while I believe you should take these numbers lightly (recognising that in posting such detail he is also talking to potential investors and competitors) it would be unwise to dismiss them out of hand.
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February 8th, 2012 at 10:35 PM
1) As of now, how many 10 KW E-Cats have been (preliminarily) ordered?
I think you have passed the 10,000 mark, but don’t know the total. Also, some people have ordered 2 or more. Wladimir says he might order 1000.
2) Do you have quantity orders for the 1 MW plants? Are you building up your capability to mass produce these when the time is right?
3) Will the 10 KW E-Cats and the 1 MW plants be built at the same factory? It seems logical to do so, but there could be reasons to have separate factories.
Thanks for Watts (what’s) happening.
February 9th, 2012 at 2:22 AM
Dear Dr Joseph Fine:
1- about 100,000